Anyone who has been in a car accident knows just how scary the accident itself can be. But when a serious injury happens, one that requires long-term medical care, medication or therapy, or results in paralysis, your life has been changed and the quality of your life is diminished. In a situation like this, there are things that you can do to make sure that you and your family are compensated for this loss of life, and helped with the medical, physical therapy and other expenses that you will no doubt face for a long period of time.
You may have experienced an accident that injured you, and are now recovering from it and expected to come away from the experience in one piece. However, this may seem like your life can go back to the way it was on the surface, but the fact is, that you will likely have trauma lasting for a long time and maybe for the rest of your life. You may experience fear when riding in a vehicle or driving one, and you may panic in normal traffic situations while driving because of a fear of being in another accident. The mental stress from being in a collision can be difficult in itself.
You may also have more serious, debilitating injuries that will change your life completely. For instance, you may be required to complete physical therapy each week, which can be painful and extremely difficult. You may also have been paralyzed as a result of your car accident, either fully or partially, and this is certainly a life-changing event. Being paralyzed takes time to get used to, and you may find it difficult to adapt, while experiencing anger towards the person that caused your accident in the first place.
You may also find that you suffer from depression. This can be a passing malady or it can affect you for the rest of your life. Certainly, anyone who has been partially or fully paralyzed as the result of a negligent driver will have cause to feel depressed. Even if you have broken bones that simply are taking a long time to heal, you may experience feelings of depression. This is normal after a traumatic event and can be treated with therapy and medication most of the time. You may feel as if your life is over, but you will find that this feeling may fade after a period of time.
If someone was negligent and caused a car accident which changed your life, you deserve to be compensated from it, either from the insurance companies that cover the car you were in a collision with or by the person or company themselves. Contact a personal injury attorney that has experience in vehicle accidents. The Newport Beach, California, law firm Ledger & Associates has been practicing this specific area of law for years and may be able to help you collect the compensation that you deserve. If your life has been changed, you deserve to receive compensation to, in some small way, make up for it.